Course code Valo1976
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Credit points, number of lectures
Credit points ECTS Credit points Total number of auditorium hours Number of seminars and practical work hours Number of student independent work hours
4 6 64 64 96
E-courses Valo1976: Persian language (Farsi) II
Course annotation The aim of the course is to develop the students’ speaking skills enabling them to talk fluently about simple topics. The students are introduced to a few verses by Omar Khayyam and are given an opportunity to compare the original text with its translations into Latvian, English, French and Russian. The students continue to acquire grammar and develop their listening, speaking and writing skills.
Results On completion of the course, the students:
1.will be able to use the most common simple and compound verbs in the Present-Future and Past forms and to create Imperative;
2.will be able to use prepositions which indicate place, direction, possession, etc.;
3.will have acquired the three Noun Plural forms;
4.will be able to use enclitics with nouns;
5.will have acquired the numerals;
6.will have wider knowledge on izafet construction;
7.will be able to form the comparative degrees of the adjectives and use comparative structures in the sentences;
8.will have learnt the names of the days of the week and the names of the months.;
9.will be able to recognize and understand speech by a native speaker;

10.will have become acquainted with Omar Khayyam’s verses in original and will be able to recite them.

Course plan 1.The foundations of the Persian language phonetics. Revision. 4 (P)
2.The most common verbs – simple and compound. 4 (P)
3.Past Tense. 4 (P)
4.Present- Future Tense. Forms of Imperative. 4 (P)
5.Verbs’ aorista form. Midtest on the verbs. 4 (P)
6.The Noun and its plural forms. Noun enclitics. 4 (P)
7.Omar Khayyam’s verses. Reading, translation, and comparing the original with translations from different languages. 4 (P)
8.Adjectives, forming comparative degrees and forming sentences with comparative structures. 4 (P)
9.Simple, compound and ordinal numbers. Writing numbers. 4 (P)
10.Sentence formation using prepositions indicating place, direction and time. 4 (P)
11.Types of pronouns and their usage in a sentence. Midtest on the use of prepositions with nouns and verbs. 4 (P)
12.Izafet construction and its usage. The names of the days of the week and the names of the months. 4 (P)
13.Names of colours. Adverbs. 4 (P)
14.Revision: phonetics, reading, writing. 4 (P)
15.Revision: verbs, Present and Past forms. 4 (P)

16.Revision: noun, prepositions, adjectives. 4 (P)

Requirements for obtaining credit points There are 2 mid-tests; each of them constitutes 25% of the final evaluation. The course ends with the examination ; the written part constitutes 25% and the oral part – 25% of the final evaluation.
Study programmes Asian Studies